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Best Plays presents theatrical paramounts of excellence! The radio series is hosted by the drama critic of New York's Daily News, John Chapman. Update: 30+ additional episodes

46 old time radio show recordings
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"Arsenic And Old Lace"



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Dramatic Anthology (1952 - 53)

Best Plays AdvertisementTrue to its name, Best Plays presents theatrical paramounts of excellence! Best Plays is hosted by the drama critic of New York's Daily News, John Chapman.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

Boris KarloffDramatic and comedic performances outshine other theater old time radio shows, as the great greats are greatly performed by such greats as Boris Karloff and Alfred Drake.

For other literature-based see also: American Novels, Authors Collection, The Author Meets the Critics, Author's Playhouse, Best Plays, Living Fiction,  Favorite Story, Great Plays, NBC University Theater, New Theater, Theater Guild on the Air, Tell It Again, Theater Royal, World's Greatest Novels, and Your Playhouse of Favorites.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    46 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 45 hours, 9 min
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    Volume 1 - 25 shows - total playtime 24 hours 40 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Best Plays 520608 01 Winterset.mp3
    2. Best Plays 520615 02 On Borrowed Time.mp3
    3. Best Plays 520622 03 Angel Street.mp3
    4. Best Plays 520629 04 Hasty Heart.mp3
    5. Best Plays 520706 05 Arsenic And Old Lace.mp3
    6. Best Plays 520720 07 Voice Of Turtle.mp3
    7. Best Plays 520803 09 Outward Bound.mp3
    8. Best Plays 520810 10 Uncle Harry.mp3
    9. Best Plays 520817 11 Philadelphia Story.mp3
    10. Best Plays 520824 12 Home Of Brave.mp3
    11. Best Plays 520831 13 Blithe Spirit.mp3
    12. Best Plays 521003 15 Victoria Regina.mp3
    13. Best Plays 521010 16 She Loves Me Not.mp3
    14. Best Plays 521017 17 High Tor.mp3
    15. Best Plays 521024 18 Biography.mp3
    16. Best Plays 521109 19 Elizabeth Queen.mp3
    17. Best Plays 521116 20 Madwoman Of Chaillot.mp3
    18. Best Plays 521123 21 Missouri Legend.mp3
    19. Best Plays 521130 22 Rope.mp3
    20. Best Plays 521207 23 Skylark.mp3
    21. Best Plays 521214 24 Craigs Wife.mp3
    22. Best Plays 521221 25 Night Must Fall.mp3
    23. Best Plays 521228 26 Bell For Adano.mp3
    24. Best Plays 530104 27 Accent On Youth.mp3
    25. Best Plays 530111 28 Men In White.mp3
    Volume 2 - 21 shows - total playtime 20 hours 29 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Best Plays 530125 29 There Shall Be No Night.mp3
    2. Best Plays 530201 30 Camille.mp3
    3. Best Plays 530208 31 John Loves Mary.mp3
    4. Best Plays 530417 33 Mr Roberts.mp3
    5. Best Plays 530501 34 Susan And God.mp3
    6. Best Plays 530508 35 Of Mice And Men.mp3
    7. Best Plays 530515 36 St Helena.mp3
    8. Best Plays 530522 37 Summer And Smoke.mp3
    9. Best Plays 530529 38 Amazing Dr Clitterhouse.mp3
    10. Best Plays 530605 39 Autumn Crocus.mp3
    11. Best Plays 530621 40 Another Language.mp3
    12. Best Plays 530628 41 Farmer Takes Wife.mp3
    13. Best Plays 530712 43 Macbeth.mp3
    14. Best Plays 530719 44 Rose Tattoo.mp3
    15. Best Plays 530802 45 Theres Always Juliet.mp3
    16. Best Plays 530809 46 Male Animal.mp3
    17. Best Plays 530816 47 Detective Story.mp3
    18. Best Plays 530830 49 Tonight At 8 30.mp3
    19. Best Plays 530906 50 Kiss Boys Goodbye.mp3
    20. Best Plays 530913 51 Ethan Frome.mp3
    21. Best Plays 530920 52 Petrified Forest.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    46 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 45 hours, 9 min
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    Volume 1 - 25 shows - total playtime 24 hours 40 minutes
    Instant Download
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    1. Best Plays 520608 01 Winterset.mp3
    2. Best Plays 520615 02 On Borrowed Time.mp3
    3. Best Plays 520622 03 Angel Street.mp3
    4. Best Plays 520629 04 Hasty Heart.mp3
    5. Best Plays 520706 05 Arsenic And Old Lace.mp3
    6. Best Plays 520720 07 Voice Of Turtle.mp3
    7. Best Plays 520803 09 Outward Bound.mp3
    8. Best Plays 520810 10 Uncle Harry.mp3
    9. Best Plays 520817 11 Philadelphia Story.mp3
    10. Best Plays 520824 12 Home Of Brave.mp3
    11. Best Plays 520831 13 Blithe Spirit.mp3
    12. Best Plays 521003 15 Victoria Regina.mp3
    13. Best Plays 521010 16 She Loves Me Not.mp3
    14. Best Plays 521017 17 High Tor.mp3
    15. Best Plays 521024 18 Biography.mp3
    16. Best Plays 521109 19 Elizabeth Queen.mp3
    17. Best Plays 521116 20 Madwoman Of Chaillot.mp3
    18. Best Plays 521123 21 Missouri Legend.mp3
    19. Best Plays 521130 22 Rope.mp3
    20. Best Plays 521207 23 Skylark.mp3
    21. Best Plays 521214 24 Craigs Wife.mp3
    22. Best Plays 521221 25 Night Must Fall.mp3
    23. Best Plays 521228 26 Bell For Adano.mp3
    24. Best Plays 530104 27 Accent On Youth.mp3
    25. Best Plays 530111 28 Men In White.mp3
    Volume 2 - 21 shows - total playtime 20 hours 29 minutes
    Instant Download
    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Best Plays 530125 29 There Shall Be No Night.mp3
    2. Best Plays 530201 30 Camille.mp3
    3. Best Plays 530208 31 John Loves Mary.mp3
    4. Best Plays 530417 33 Mr Roberts.mp3
    5. Best Plays 530501 34 Susan And God.mp3
    6. Best Plays 530508 35 Of Mice And Men.mp3
    7. Best Plays 530515 36 St Helena.mp3
    8. Best Plays 530522 37 Summer And Smoke.mp3
    9. Best Plays 530529 38 Amazing Dr Clitterhouse.mp3
    10. Best Plays 530605 39 Autumn Crocus.mp3
    11. Best Plays 530621 40 Another Language.mp3
    12. Best Plays 530628 41 Farmer Takes Wife.mp3
    13. Best Plays 530712 43 Macbeth.mp3
    14. Best Plays 530719 44 Rose Tattoo.mp3
    15. Best Plays 530802 45 Theres Always Juliet.mp3
    16. Best Plays 530809 46 Male Animal.mp3
    17. Best Plays 530816 47 Detective Story.mp3
    18. Best Plays 530830 49 Tonight At 8 30.mp3
    19. Best Plays 530906 50 Kiss Boys Goodbye.mp3
    20. Best Plays 530913 51 Ethan Frome.mp3
    21. Best Plays 530920 52 Petrified Forest.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    46 recordings on 46 Audio CDs
    total playtime 45 hours, 9 min

    Disc A001

    1. Best Plays 520608 01 Winterset

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    Disc A002

    1. Best Plays 520615 02 On Borrowed Time

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    Disc A003

    1. Best Plays 520622 03 Angel Street

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    Disc A004

    1. Best Plays 520629 04 Hasty Heart

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    Disc A005

    1. Best Plays 520706 05 Arsenic And Old Lace

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    Disc A006

    1. Best Plays 520720 07 Voice Of Turtle

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    Disc A007

    1. Best Plays 520803 09 Outward Bound

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    Disc A008

    1. Best Plays 520810 10 Uncle Harry

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    Disc A009

    1. Best Plays 520817 11 Philadelphia Story

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    Disc A010

    1. Best Plays 520824 12 Home Of Brave

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    Disc A011

    1. Best Plays 520831 13 Blithe Spirit

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    Disc A012

    1. Best Plays 521003 15 Victoria Regina

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    Disc A013

    1. Best Plays 521010 16 She Loves Me Not

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    Disc A014

    1. Best Plays 521017 17 High Tor

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    Disc A015

    1. Best Plays 521024 18 Biography

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    Disc A016

    1. Best Plays 521109 19 Elizabeth Queen

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    Disc A017

    1. Best Plays 521116 20 Madwoman Of Chaillot

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    Disc A018

    1. Best Plays 521123 21 Missouri Legend

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    Disc A019

    1. Best Plays 521130 22 Rope

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    Disc A020

    1. Best Plays 521207 23 Skylark

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    Disc A021

    1. Best Plays 521214 24 Craigs Wife

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    Disc A022

    1. Best Plays 521221 25 Night Must Fall

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    Disc A023

    1. Best Plays 521228 26 Bell For Adano

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    Disc A024

    1. Best Plays 530104 27 Accent On Youth

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    Disc A025

    1. Best Plays 530111 28 Men In White

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    Disc A026

    1. Best Plays 530125 29 There Shall Be No Night

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    Disc A027

    1. Best Plays 530201 30 Camille

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    Disc A028

    1. Best Plays 530208 31 John Loves Mary

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    Disc A029

    1. Best Plays 530417 33 Mr Roberts

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    Disc A030

    1. Best Plays 530501 34 Susan And God

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    Disc A031

    1. Best Plays 530508 35 Of Mice And Men

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    Disc A032

    1. Best Plays 530515 36 St Helena

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    Disc A033

    1. Best Plays 530522 37 Summer And Smoke

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    Disc A034

    1. Best Plays 530529 38 Amazing Dr Clitterhouse

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    Disc A035

    1. Best Plays 530605 39 Autumn Crocus

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    Disc A036

    1. Best Plays 530621 40 Another Language

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    Disc A037

    1. Best Plays 530628 41 Farmer Takes Wife

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    Disc A038

    1. Best Plays 530712 43 Macbeth

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    Disc A039

    1. Best Plays 530719 44 Rose Tattoo

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    Disc A040

    1. Best Plays 530802 45 Theres Always Juliet

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    Disc A041

    1. Best Plays 530809 46 Male Animal

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    Disc A042

    1. Best Plays 530816 47 Detective Story

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    Disc A043

    1. Best Plays 530830 49 Tonight At 8 30

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    Disc A044

    1. Best Plays 530906 50 Kiss Boys Goodbye

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    Disc A045

    1. Best Plays 530913 51 Ethan Frome

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    Disc A046

    1. Best Plays 530920 52 Petrified Forest

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